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Latrobe Valley dairy farmers could soon trade energy via blockchain thanks to ARENA-backed project

April 30, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

A new feasibility into a virtual microgrid for the Latrobe Valley could see local farmers buy and sell locally generated renewable energy using blockchain. Led by Brooklyn-based energy company LO3 Energy, the ARENA-backed project focuses on the feasibility of creating a ‘virtual microgrid’ across up to 200 dairy farms, over 100 household

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Acciona Energy to construct $500m solar farm near Gladstone

April 27, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ACCIONA Energy will construct a $500 million solar farm in Queensland that will support hundreds of jobs and boost the local economy. The giant solar farm will be built on 1,250 hectares of state-owned land at Aldoga which was awarded to the company under a

UWA to open new Wave Energy Research Centre 

April 26, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

 The University of Western Australia (UWA) has received $3.75 million in Government funding to establish new Wave Energy Research Centre. The centre – to be located in the former Albany Visitor Centre – will act as a hub for wave energy expertise,

Solar farm to be built at Image Resources’ Boonanarring project

April 24, 2018 • Mining & Resources, SustainabilityComments (0)

Sunrise Energy Group will construct a solar farm at Image Resources’ zircon-rich Boonanarring mineral sands project located 80km north of Perth. The solar farm, which will be owned and operated by Sunrise Energy on a land owned by Image, will be located

Energy Minister appoints three new members to ARENA Board

April 24, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has announced the appointment of three new members to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Board. The new members will replace outgoing members Jonathan Jutsen, Maria Atkinson and Katherine

Australian-made innovation could soon replace diesel generators as temporary power supply in off-grid areas

April 23, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Canberra-based ECLIPS Engineering has received $289,725 in funding from ARENA to design, manufacture and test its rapidly redeployable Container Roll Out Solar System (CROSS). CROSS is a relocatable solar array that has been developed to tackle the logistics

ARENA-backed project to help turn waste into energy

April 13, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $2.1 million in funding for a project that will see a Goulburn abattoir join forces with Queensland energy provider ReNu Energy to turn its waste into energy. According to ARENA’s statement,